Covid Sydney: Unvaccinated woman, 40, 'tragically' dies at home

A woman aged in her 40s has died after testing positive for Covid-19 in Sydney's southwest.

On Friday, NSW announced 390 new Covid-19 infections, along with two deaths, a man aged in his 90s in the Hunter region and the woman from southwest Sydney.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the woman "tragically" died at her home and was a close contact of a confirmed Covid case.

"She wasn't vaccinated, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to her loved ones and extended family," the premier said.

NSW recorded 390 Covid cases on Friday. Source: AAP
NSW announced 390 Covid new cases on Friday, and two more deaths. Source: AAP

Dr Marianne Gale said the woman had tested positive on August 7 and the local health district will investigate her death which will be referred to the coroner.

The man aged in his late 90s from Newcastle was vaccinated, however was also in palliative care, Ms Berejiklian said.

According to NSW Health, the man died at RFBI Hawkins Masonic Retirement Village in Edgeworth, near Newcastle and the man had acquired his infection as part of the outbreak linked to a Covid-positive staff member at the facility.

The death toll for the current outbreak in NSW is 38.

"Behind every single statistic is a loved one, a family and many carers," Ms Berejiklian said on Friday.

Nearly 400 people in hospital battling Covid

Dr Gale said there are now 391 people in hospital with Covid-19, 63 of which are in intensive care and 30 require a ventilator.

Four of the people in hospital are aged in their 20s, six are in their 30s, five are in their 40s and 15 are in their 50s.

"I just want to emphasise, again, the importance, particularly for young people in our community, with this Delta variant we are seeing a large number of younger adults being affected by COVID-19," Dr Gale said.

"In the last 14 days, about 20-29 -year-old age group, we have that being the biggest numbers, I want to encourage young adults in our community to please take the stay at home orders in the greater Sydney area seriously, as seriously as you possibly can.

"Please follow the advice, please get tested, please get vaccinated."

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